Leaf and flower pictures, and how to make them
Preface signed H.B.
Publisher New York, Anson D. F. Randolph
Call number NK1560 L4 1859
Digitizing sponsor Federally funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Book contributor Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
Collection clarkartinstitutelibrary; americana
Notes Full margins and gutter included to avoid cropping text and illustrations. Pages including pressed flowers were scanned twice to capture the text with flowers and the full page with text only. Blank pages inserted to facilitate two-page view.
Contains descriptions for making decorations from pressed flowers and leaves, and pressed leaf and flower specimens.
Exhibited:"Plants and Gardens in Art," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, 1992-3.
Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
August 26, 2014
This book illustrates how to make dried flower decoration and arrangements with straightforward instructions. The completed projects are displayed in color. They look different in a way that I find hard to describe, but the colors are lovely and the reader can see the delicate structure of the leaves and flowers. It's short and one must take the nineteenth century mind-set into consideration when reading the author's instructions. Truly worth a look.